Parenting Little Heathens


Parenting Little Heathens

Atheists don't have a lot of parenting resources that speak directly to them. Come chat about all things parenting here.

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Welcome to Parenting Little Heathens

Hi moms and dads. Welcome to the parenting without religion group here at A|N. Please feel free to post an introduction, tell us about yourself or if you'd rather not, just jump right into any discussion.

Before you get started I would like you to be familiar with our Posting Rules and Guidelines. This will help clarify what this group is and what topics are appropriate or inappropriate.

Also, you might be interested in our list of atheist related parenting resources list. This is a work in progress, if you've found something you think is a good fit please post a reply and I'll see about adding it.

If at any time you would like to contact me, the easiest way is to send a private message through my page. However, in order to send any member a PM you must first be their friend.

Thank you for joining the group, I hope you enjoy being here.

-Dawn K

Discussion Forum

Brain injuries during youth sports can predispose for homelessness

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

A traumatic brain injury sustained in childhood or early teenage years could predispose someone to homelessness as an adult.Dr. Topolovec-Vranic looked at data on 111 homeless men aged 27 to 81 years…Continue

Tags: homeless, childhood brain injury

Belgian river polio contamination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 24. 0 Replies

If you're in Belgium, take note. Forty five liters of live concentrated polio virus was dumped into the the Lasne and Dyle rivers on September 2nd.…Continue

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, polio threat

Omega-3 nutrition tied to social/emotional improvements

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 15. 0 Replies

Extra Omega-3s for young children significantly reduced depression and antisocial behavior, and even criminal behavior years later. I'd read a British study in which Omega-3 supplements improved the…Continue

Tags: child depression, child aggression, Omega-3 fatty acid

Live tweets from an abstinence-based "sex ed" class

Started by Grinning Cat Apr 17. 0 Replies

(OK, for not-so-little heathens...) Funny and horrifying -- Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, live-tweeted sitting in on her son's abstinence-based "sex education" class,…Continue

Tags: sex ed, abstinence-only, abstinence-based, awesome parents, sex education

Breastfed babies have less colic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 6. 0 Replies

Babies who were only breastfed had a smoother transition to solid food, in this study.Another breastfeeding…Continue

Tags: colic, breastfeeding

Helping kids handle the transition out of religion

Started by Amy. Last reply by John Hayes Dec 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm new to atheism, and I tried coming out slowly to my 6 year old son, but after his school christmas program, things sort of sped up on the car ride home. He really freaked out when I told him…Continue

Omega 3s during pregnancy diets determine that child's math scores

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

The current US diet, high in corn and soybean products, harms the brain of your developing fetus. Pregnant women need lots of omega 3's and a lot less omega 6's. Nearly half of the difference in…Continue

Children in megacities get brain damage

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Air pollution harmful to young brains, study findsAir pollution in large cities damages children's…Continue

Tags: brain damage, air pollution

Protecting oxygen-deprived newborns

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Cooling protects oxygen-deprived infantsWe always fear our newborn being temporarily deprived…Continue

Tags: birth complications

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Comment by GBM Harper on April 25, 2010 at 9:14pm
Hi Tabi,
I was baptized when I was little, but... it didn't take! So, I'm sure there's hope for her.
Comment by FeloniousD on April 25, 2010 at 3:21pm
Forced by who?
Comment by Tabi on April 25, 2010 at 12:40pm
I was just told yesterday that my beautiful little 6 year old daughter is being forced to get babtized next sunday. Im furious and sick over it!
Comment by Anna K on April 21, 2010 at 9:48am
Hi everyone! I just recently joined AtheistNexus and am about to be a first time mom here in a couple weeks! Due May 14th to a little boy!

Hoping to get tips and read stories from fellow atheist parents.
Just recently bought 2 book one called "Raising Freethinkers"
and another called "Maybe Yes, Maybe No."

If anyone has any other books they could recommend that would be great!
Comment by Dawn K on March 25, 2010 at 7:22pm
Welcome Joshua!
Comment by Joshua Chase on March 25, 2010 at 4:52pm
Hi everyone! Just joined up and, like Jessica, I am a parent of twin 17 month-olds but of different models (b/g). They're heathens by default, I intend to keep them that way...
Comment by Bryanderthal on February 16, 2010 at 3:56pm
Hey everybody! Just thought I'd share this story with you.How my six year old boy debunked Intelligent Design
Comment by Jessica on January 18, 2010 at 11:28am
Oh it is! But at the same time, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Comment by Dawn K on January 18, 2010 at 11:13am
Hi Jessica, welcome to the group. Twins 'eh? That must be fun at times :)
Comment by Jessica on January 18, 2010 at 9:10am
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Jessica, I just joined this group today. I am a parent to 2 yo twin daughter heathens who are just wonderful. I am looking forward to discussing with you all!

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